WASHINGTON -- The Department
of Interior has made significant progress on all five government-wide
initiatives that are part of the President's Management Agenda, Assistant
Secretary of the Interior Lynn Scarlett said today.
"We applaud the efforts
of the President's Office of Management & Budget for its leadership
on this issue, Scarlett said following an OMB press conference on the
agenda, which is the Administration's plan to bring private sector management
practices to the federal government. Highlights of Interior's work in
the five areas are:
Expanded Electronic Government
* Geospatial One Stop launches new portal 6/30 and involves state and
local governments to an unprecedented degree in making digital mapping
more accessible, inexpensive, and powerful for government and the private
* Recreation One Stop relaunches with expanded mapping capability, expanded
nonfederal recreation information, and moves toward a single on-line
federal recreation reservation system. New, interactive maps now use
Geographic Information System (GIS) technology.
*: DOI dramatically improves its IT Security Rating, and develops first-ever
Budget and Performance Integration:
* DOI moves toward its first ever results-oriented, integrated, departmental
strategic plan, public comments concluded in late May.
* DOI slated to adopt Activity Based Costing department-wide on 10/1/03
to improve accountability and empower managers to make smarter decisions.
Strategic Management of Human Capital:
* DOI releases its first strategic plan for Human Capital, focusing
on common organizational chal-lenges and laying out strategies for addressing
them. Bureaus to develop Workforce Plans by 9/03.
* DOI develops two study methods that are fairer to employees and better
for our customers than previously commonly used approaches, and OMB
puts them into new Circular A-76 released 5/29.
* With more than 2,000 FTEs studies DOI has made management improvements
that benefit the US citizen without involuntarily separating a single
full-time permanent employee.
Financial Management Improvement: DOI launches plans for a new modern,
integrated financial management system as part of FY04 budget request.